To commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on December 17th we pass the mic to Ceyenne Doroshow who interviews long time friend & activist JyAsia Kylee about her experience with violence & the police. For more information about vigils & events in your area visit http://www.december17.org/
Data shows that FOSTA-SESTA has immediately exposed sex workers to heightened risks of violence and exploitation. According to a survey of 262 sex workers conducted by advocacy group COYOTE-RI, 60% of respondents have taken on less safe clients to make ends meet since the bills passed; 65% said someone had tried to threaten, exploit, or get freebies from them recently; and screening practices (i.e. steps taken to verify the identity or reputation of a client) dropped by 28%. Many have been forced to find clients face-to-face, at locations that are not desirable for safety. Others were approached by guerilla pimps trying to coerce them into doing high-risk work.
We, as one global community renew our commitment to solidarity on December 17,” said Melanie Dante, former sex worker who was one of the organizers at the Philadelphia events this year. "December 17 Events aim to raise outrage at violence against sex workers and strengthen sex worker communities and responses to the systematic, daily violence and exclusion sex workers experience.”
A new unit that San Francisco police created to curb prostitution and other street crimes in the Mission District is facing opposition from advocates concerned that the effort is driving sex workers into harm’s way. By Michael Barba on December 17, 2018 6:12 pm
INVITED IN TO KILL Sex worker feared for her life after friend strangled by client at home as prostitutes warn being forced off street puts them at risk of attack One of around 32,000 sex workers operating in London, Anna has opened up to the Sun Online exclusively about her 18 years operating in the heart of Soho EXCLUSIVE By Phoebe Cooke
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Under The Red Umbrella Monday, December 17, 2018 will mark the 15th annual observance of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. As people gather around the globe to celebrate the holidays, some mourn the loss of those close to them. In Philadelphia, the observance features two events. 12 PM - 4 PM Thomas Paine Plaza and 7PM - 10PM Phila MOCA